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Table 4 Morphometric and stereological analyses from control and MSG groups

From: Glutamate-induced obesity leads to decreased sperm reserves and acceleration of transit time in the epididymis of adult male rats

Groups Control (n = 5) MSG (n = 5)
Testicular morphometry   
Tubular diameter 289.82 ± 4.14 269.61 ± 3.72*
Epithelium height 80.02 ± 1.40 75.86 ± 1.40*
1 Epididymal stereology   
Epithelium 5.95 [4.76 – 7.74] 6.55 [4.76 – 7.74]
Stroma 25.60 [16.81 – 26.04] 21.43 [19.05 – 31.70]
Lumen 68.45 [67.26 – 77.38] 70.83 [62.36 – 75.60]
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM. *p < 0.05 (Student’s t-test).
  2. 1Values are expressed as median followed by quartile intervals [Q1-Q3]. p > 0.05 (Mann Whitney test).